By GrinningCynic - 14/05/2012 17:55 - United States - Englewood

Today, I was told I need two root canals. This is because my previous dentist did such a bad job on one of my teeth that the decay went through and transferred to its neighbor. FML
I agree, your life sucks 25 423
You deserved it 2 292

Same thing different taste

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taytaylal 11

This is why I hate dentists. Exspensive and some can't do their job.

I know, I misread the fml. I even buried myself for such a stupid comment.


digressions 13

I'm pretty sure OP already did that, since they referred to the "previous dentist" doing the inferior work.

I know, I misread the fml. I even buried myself for such a stupid comment.

taytaylal 11

Read carefully. It clearly says her previous dentist did such a bad job and her new dentist told her she needs surgery.

They've established that, 7. I understand you guys commented at the same time, but you had 2 minutes to edit your comment, which would've helped you avoid this situation.

taytaylal 11

This is why I hate dentists. Exspensive and some can't do their job.

It's worrying how many there are out there that are incompetent BUT glad that OP found one that seems to know what they're doing!

My mom told me a dentist horror story. Apparently he would claim her brothers had a cavity and then literally DRILL one in their tooth and proceed to fill it and charge them. He finally got arrested, apparently he was a wanted con artist haha.

siickman 7

But saw movies have to do with punishing people... Drilling and filling holes and making people pay more money sounds much better than killing a nice stranger and cutting into your own eye... Just saying.

You must give yourself a filling. Once they're in the right place, the door will unlock. I will be watching. No novacaine.

Thanks guys, now I don't know if I'll ever be able to get my teeth cleaned again.

My dentist repeats everything he says :D does your dentist do that to ?

MyChemicalSmosh 4

#76 No and that would be so annoying.

When I was a little kid, the dentist we went to would always say my teeth looked great with no problems, well, when we changed dentists, it turned out that I had 4 back teeth that were rotten, and I had to have them pulled out!

How the **** do you know if they are doing it right or not?! Did u go to dental school? Stop blaming dentists for your ignorance

gabybilyk 5

Yeah next time I see you I'm gonna rip out all your teeth ! And ya I read FMLs (for Losers that don't understand me I'm her old denist)

FlamingTacos 7

Sounds like something my dentist would do

kickuwithmyfist 1

Beat the system by going to college and being the best dentist EVER!!!! Lol I deserve thumbs down:D

kickuwithmyfist 1

Well, at least you will admit it to yourself.

no idea why, but reading this sent a shiver done my spine. im sorry, OP. dentists sucked. BUT at least youll get the laughing gas (or knock out stuff) and its always fun when you wake up? try and look on the bright side!! :)

I find it crazy that most Americans seem to have "laughing gas" with their dental treatment-here we do it in the dental hospital and out in practice it's only dentists who've done a special course that can give it and only for selective cases- extreme fear etc

Yeah, we just get an injection straight to the gums :/ it numbs whichever part of the mouth we need surgery on. We're very much wide awake the whole time. I'd like to be knocked out though!

I don't even have an injection at the dentist. I had one for when I had teeth taken out for my braces and it hadnt kicked in within the 20 seconds my dentist started yanking out my teeth. Wasn't too bad, I've felt worse.

Most American dentists don't use anything other than a local anaesthetic for root canals unless the patient demands, and is willing to pay for, more. It's a fairly routine procedure.

The only procedure I think you get knocked out completely for is when you get your wisdom teeth pulled, other than that they just numb your gums with a needle.

jester613 2

I'm sure none of the responsibility for having bad teeth was your own fault. Try brushing with toothpaste and using some sort of mouth was might help what teeth you have left.

Alternatively, you have the option of brushing your teeth with a bottle of Jack.

citymayer 7

Some teeth decay from being forced into each other. That's why I HAVE to get my wisdom teeth out. It's not always about bad hygiene.

Citymayer- no- this doesn't happen at all- if they are close they are harder to clean and decay that way- they don't just fall apart because they don't like being near each other!

I'd like my ordered degree to say "Slice of Cake, Harvard University." With a side of pickles.

Is it possible to get the bad dentist in trouble?

Jakesterk96 8

And 96% of Americans say SUE!

Yeah, a LOT of people go straight to suing, but on this case I think the dentist deserves to be sued. I'd hate to have a dentist that messed up, charged for it, and then caused me to go get something else done to fix it.

KiddNYC1O 20

This is actually a decent lawsuit so I'm with the 96%.

I'm not American and I'm not saying that OP should sue. I'm just saying that the dentist should be fined or refund OP's money.

VasilisaUzhasnaj 29

Or fix their mistake and the additional damage, free of charge.

shawnaishere 14

Better treat the teeth well they are the only thing that remain after we are dead and long gone

shawnaishere 14

Better treat the teeth well they are the only thing that remain after we are dead and long gone

kickuwithmyfist 1

I'm gunna tell my 2 year old this every night so he brushes his teeth=D